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Nigerians Attack Ex-American Sprinter Michael Johnson Over Comment On Tobi Amusan’s Record-Breaking Race

Nigerians have bashed former American sprinter Michael Johnson after he questioned the record-breaking stint of athlete Tobi Amusan at the World Athletic Championship.

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Nigerians Attack Ex-American Sprinter Michael Johnson Over Comment On Tobi Amusan’s Record-Breaking Race

OduNews had earlier reported that Amusan became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the World Athletics Championship when she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in on Sunday within 12.06 seconds.

Amusan had earlier broken the world record in the semi-finals, where she clocked 12.12sec.

The American sprinter Michael Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals during his decorated career, cast doubt on the legitimacy of the times being recorded in the 100m hurdles, suggesting something was amiss.

“I don’t believe 100h times are correct. World record was broken by .08!” Johnson tweeted. “Twelve PBs set. Five national records set. And Sember quote after her PB/NR: ‘I thought I was running slow!’ All athletes looked shocked.

“Heat 2 we were first shown winning time of 12.53. Few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.”

Johnson’s comments have since sparked angry reactions from a cross-section of Nigerians on Twitter.

See some reactions below:

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